Björn Borg

Tennis Player Björn Borg

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
Sweden
Swedish

Why Famous: Former world #1 tennis star who won 11 Grand Slam singles titles between 1974 and 1981.

Born: June 6, 1956
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Age: 62 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini

Married Life

  • 1980-07-24 Tennis star Björn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1989-09-04 Tennis star Björn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding
  • 1993-04-22 Tennis great Björn Borg divorces Loredana Berte
  • 2002-06-08 Five-time Wimbledon champion Björn Borg (46) weds real estate broker Patricia Ostfeldt (35) near Stockholm

Events in the Life of Björn Borg

  • 1974-06-16 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 1st career Grand Slam title; beats Manuel Orantes of Spain 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1
  • 1975-06-15 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg retains title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1975-12-07 Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase wins his 4th season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 rout of Björn Borg of Sweden in Stockholm
  • 1976-07-03 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 6-4, 6-2, 9-7 for the first of 5 straight Wimbledon titles
  • 1976-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis : Jimmy Connors wins his second US title; beats Björn Borg of Sweden 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1977-07-02 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats American Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 for the second of 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1978-01-08 American Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg of Sweden 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1978-06-11 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg wins his 3rd French title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
  • 1978-07-08 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins his 3rd straight Wimbledon singles crown; beats American Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
  • 1978-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to become the 1st player to win the US Open on 3 different surfaces
  • 1979-06-11 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg wins 2nd of 4 straight French titles and 6 overall; beats Victor Pecci of Paraguay 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4

  • 1979-07-07 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats American Roscoe Tanner 6-7, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 for his 4th consecutive Wimbledon title
  • 1979-09-05 Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Björn Borg in US Open Tennis quarterfinals
  • 1980-01-12 Björn Borg of Sweden wins his first of 2 season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles outclassing American Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1980-06-08 Men's French Open: Björn Borg wins 3rd straight French title; beats Vitas Gerulaitis of the US 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
  • 1980-07-06 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats John McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 for his 5th straight Wimbledon crown with famous 22-minute, 34-point, fourth-set tiebreak
  • 1980-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: In centenary men's singles final John McEnroe retains title; beats Björn Borg 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4
  • 1981-01-18 Swedish tennis star Björn Borg claims his second straight ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 win over Ivan Lendl at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1981-06-07 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 11th and last career Grand Slam title, and Open era record 6th French title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
  • 1981-07-04 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe ends Björn Borg's streak of 5 straight Wimbledon titles with a famous 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 victory
  • 1981-09-13 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins 3rd straight US title; beats Björn Borg 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in Borg's last Grand Slam match
  • 1983-01-23 Tennis great Björn Borg announces retirement at 26 (5 x Wimbledon, 6 x French Open)
  • 1989-02-07 Tennis superstar Björn Borg apparently attempts suicide in Milan
  • 1991-04-23 Björn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after an 8 year lay off without practising or playing any exhibition matches
  • 2006-12-10 British Broadcasting Corporation gives Swedish tennis icon Björn Borg a Lifetime Achievement Award; presented by Boris Becker
  • 2008-06-08 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal equals Björn Borg's Open era record of 4 consecutive French titles; outclasses Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0

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